On March, you may want to highlight the 17th with a big green marker: Saint Patrick’s Day, one of the most joyful celebration of Ireland and Irish communities around the world could be the perfect travel idea.
Travel around to watch cities all over the world paint themselves in green, the universal symbol of Ireland, to join the celebration and host various parades and festivals. Saint Patrick is one of the greatest time in the year for a fun trip. To name but one, if you think of travelling to Turin, the Irish Festival is now a yearly event the city: it is held in Lingotto Fiere the weekend of Saint Patrick’s Day and the following one (24th-25th-26th): if you happen to be in the city, remember to add this event in your YAMGU itinerary!
For your vacation, you may also consider to visit the place where the heart of the celebration is: from March the 16th till 19th, Dublin will cover in shamrocks and fill every street with music and activities, like treasure hunts and parades from the city center to the St. Patrick Cathedral, so it’s the perfect time to visit Ireland. You can follow the path of the parade with your YAMGU app and adjust it as you like.
Want a further travel suggestion? It is known that St. Patrick's Day would be incomplete without a good drink. So, in your trip arount the city, be sure to include a taste of beer and whiskey on your way: although almost every pub and restaurant will be brimming with sufficient amount of booze, you can’t miss a visit the Guinness Storehouse and taste some of the most famous stout beer, or get to know more about the production of whiskey in Old Jameson Distillery. To get the full experience, among the several pubs, add a visit to Temple Bar, the pub that named an entire block in the core of the city and now hosts many cultural activities and events.
If you should need a break from all the bustle, let our app suggest you the best daytrip in Dublin’s surroundings: Powerscourt Estate is one of the most beautiful country estates, and was used as a filming location for many movies (such as Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon). The estate is at 20 minutes distance from Dublin and offers the best romantic location for a day out. Take a long walk across the Gardens, they were recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic, and across the deer park which leads to Ireland’s highest waterfalls.
Wherever your travel choice falls upon, on March the 17th, don’t forget to share pictures of any places you travel to that celebrate Saint Patrick with the hashtag launched by Ireland’s Tourism Agency #GOGREEN4PATRICKSDAY and follow the updates on our social channels!
And wear yourself something green too! Together with shamrocks, they are the symbol of this festivity - it is said that Saint Patrick used the three leaves of the shamrock to explain the Christian theme of the Holy Trinity to the Irish people!
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